Navigation Links
COSHAR Foundation Promotes Importance of Timely Childhood Immunization at Black Family Reunion Celebration in Washington, D.C.
Date:9/8/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The COSHAR Foundation - a nonprofit organization dedicated to health education, improvement and empowerment with a focus on minority and disadvantaged populations - will focus attention on the importance of timely childhood immunization at the National Council of Negro Women's (NCNW's) Black Family Reunion Celebration on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event is recognized as the largest, most significant family event in the nation, attracting more than 500,000 people each year.

"More than a quarter of African American children in the United States and almost one fifth of babies in D.C. are at risk for many life-threatening childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, pneumococcal disease and whooping cough because they are not up-to-date with their vaccinations," said Sharon Allison-Ottey, M.D., executive director of The COSHAR Foundation. "As we join in celebrating the enduring strengths and traditional values of the African American family, we urge parents and caregivers to help ensure the health of our children - and protect our future - by protecting their children through vaccination."

The COSHAR Foundation's participation in the event is part of its national immunization awareness campaign, Protecting our Future: The COSHAR Foundation Immunization Project, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of timely childhood vaccination and to ultimately increase vaccine compliance rates among under-vaccinated children in the United States.

The COSHAR Foundation recently updated its free immunization toolkits with new materials, including information about autism and vaccines as well as information on H1N1 flu. Other materials include resources, flyers, information, questions and answer documents, scriptural references and recommendations for congregational activ
'/>"/>

SOURCE COSHAR Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The COSHAR Foundation Participates in Annual Womens Health Awareness Day
2. COSHAR Foundation Enhances National Childhood Immunization Awareness Campaign
3. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
4. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
5. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
6. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds City Commissioners Support of Diversity, Urges Call for Mayors Resignation
7. National Osteoporosis Foundation Teams Up With Ladies Home Journal Magazine to Launch a 10-city Mall Walk Tour
8. Judge Rules That Florida Disease Management Program Serving 8,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Should Be Re-bid, Says AIDS Healthcare Foundation
9. The Tug McGraw Foundation Announces 2007 Fundraising Gala
10. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pushes for Pre-K Expansion in Georgia
11. Cipla, Tell the Truth; AIDS Healthcare Foundation Launches New Ad Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... 2014Men whose testosterone falls below normal levels are more ... and have heart disease and type 2 diabetes. A ... for further testing and possible treatment is described in ... a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... of Men,s Health website at http://www.liebertpub.com/jmh . ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... (April 23, 2014) The American Gastroenterological Association ... 2014 AGA Research Scholars. The AGA Research Scholar ... to develop independent and productive research careers in ... Awards fund an additional year allowing for three ... to supporting junior faculty who are paving the ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... - In a country as wealthy as the United States, ... seniors do not have access to adequate food due to ... insecure. , Recent research at the University of Illinois ... (NHANES) revealed that the seniors who are dealing with hunger ... "In 2011, 8.35 percent of Americans over age 60 faced ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... concerned about an increase in adolescents, marijuana use following ... of relief. According to a new study at Rhode ... from states with and without medical marijuana laws, legalizing ... adolescents. The study is published online in advance of ... , "Any time a state considers legalizing medical ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... the depletion of self-control, according to research published in ... for Psychological Science. , Self-control can be difficult ... on a boring textbook are hard things to do. ... Exerting self-control for a long period seems to "deplete" ... , "It is as if self-control is a limited ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AGA announces 2014 Class of AGA Research Scholars 2Health News:More Americans in their golden years are going hungry 2Health News:RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents 2Health News:ADHD drug may help preserve our self-control resources 2
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) ... around more -- even gardening or puttering around the ... than more sedentary seniors. The study doesn,t ... an age-related degenerative brain disease. It,s possible that another ...
... Agency and University of British Columbia have identified new ... disease is diagnosed and form the basis of next-generation ... completely new categories based on the genetic fingerprint of ... insight into breast cancer biology, allowing doctors to predict ...
... April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Worrying may have co-evolved ... new research suggests. For the study, researchers looked ... them to a group of 18 healthy volunteers without ... high intelligence were associated with brain activity measured by ...
... favors the well prepared," says Paul S. Auerbach, MD, ... Society and editor of Wilderness Medicine, 6th Edition, recently ... vacations or outdoor excursions can become familiar with adverse ... "Severe weather, wild animals, rugged terrain, and equipment ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine-particle air pollution ... lung and heart disease, stroke and diabetes, a new ... compared air-quality data with hospital admission records on all ... New England hospitals between 2000 and 2006. The ...
... By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , ... has chosen the middle ground with its new drug ... approach, unveiled Tuesday, rejects both the harsh "war ... offenses, and the push to legalize illegal drugs. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Everyday Activities Might Lower Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Everyday Activities Might Lower Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:Scientists rewrite rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study 2Health News:Scientists rewrite rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study 3Health News:Wilderness Medicine founder offers health tips for summer season 2Health News:Wilderness Medicine founder offers health tips for summer season 3Health News:More Smog Might Mean More Hospitalizations 2Health News:White House Drug Policy Shifts Strategy 2Health News:White House Drug Policy Shifts Strategy 3
(Date:1/14/2014)... Texas , Jan. 14, 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: ... results for the fourth quarter of 2013 on Monday, February ... for release after the close of trading. ... conference call to discuss the operating highlights and financial results ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw System - a ... to place and insert the screw accurately - offers ... ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds the bones ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) The SLIC Screw ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... N.Y. , Jan. 14, 2014   Oligomerix, Inc. , ... modifying therapeutics for Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative ... to Valhalla, NY as of ... laboratory space at New York Medical College. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3Oligomerix Relocates Corporate Headquarters and Secures Additional Laboratory Space from New York Medical College 2
... , MADISON, N.J., Nov. 18 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated ... testing, information and services, today announced that the Simplexa Influenza A ... CE marked and is now available as a test kit for ... the test at MEDICA 2009, November 18 to 21, 2009, at ...
... , NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 17 Emdeon (NYSE: EM ... solutions, today announced that it will participate in the Piper Jaffray ... 2, 2009 in New York. , The "fireside chat", featuring Tracy ... Tuesday, December 1, 2009. A live audio webcast will be ...
Cached Medicine Technology:2009 H1N1 Flu Test From Quest Diagnostics Now CE Marked For International Distribution Under The Simplexa(TM) Brand Name 22009 H1N1 Flu Test From Quest Diagnostics Now CE Marked For International Distribution Under The Simplexa(TM) Brand Name 32009 H1N1 Flu Test From Quest Diagnostics Now CE Marked For International Distribution Under The Simplexa(TM) Brand Name 42009 H1N1 Flu Test From Quest Diagnostics Now CE Marked For International Distribution Under The Simplexa(TM) Brand Name 5
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: